What is one thing that you wish you would have done better earlier in life? Think about it. The answers will vary, but for me, one thing I wish I had taken more seriously is Scripture memory. I am sure that it was encouraged as I grew up in church, but for some reason, I never quite got it. I remember my grandmother challenging me to memorize Psalm 23 as a kid, but that’s about all. It’s a discipline that I am still trying to master as a 35 year old. Continue reading →
People often say, “It’s easy for me to love this person, but it’s hard for me to love that person.”
But Jesus didn’t use the term love in that way. His notion was that we are to become loving persons. He meant this as a condition of being…kind of like being healthy. I am so rooted in God’s love for me and increasingly free of sin; therefore, I am ready to will the good for any person who comes into my life because I am a loving person regardless of who that person is or how they feel about me. God give us the ability to do this by establishing us in His love. Ephesians 3:17-18, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…”.